The Rector of Erbil Polytechnic University Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the US Consulate in the Kurdistan Region announced the project (American Technology Development in the Kurdistan Region) that will be implemented in the amount of (650,000) six hundred and fifty thousand dollars in all three (Erbil Polytechnic University, Sulaimaniya Polytechnic University and Duhok Polytechnic University).
The announcement of the project came today, Monday, the 30th January 2023 during a press conference at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The participants of this event were Dr. Aram Mohammed Qadir the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Erven Hicks the Consul General of the United States in the Kurdistan Region, the presidents of a number of universities, advisors and general directors of the ministry.
This project is being implemented by the US Consulate General under the supervision of USAID at a cost of (650,000) six hundred and fifty thousand dollars in all three (Erbil Polytechnic University, Sulaimaniya Polytechnic University, and Duhok Polytechnic University). It includes building nine scientific laboratories with the latest modern scientific equipment, while for each of these laboratories, special training will be given to local staff and university lecturers to be able to use the laboratories scientifically for educational purposes.
The project is an important step towards paying more attention to the youth of Kurdistan to improve their skills in the field of information technology, especially in the field of (telecommunications), (IT) and (networking) and learn skills that are important for the domestic and international labor market.
It is worth mentioning that Mr. Soran Abdulrahman Hamad, the Head of the project at the Erbil Polytechnic University was present at the ceremony.